SOLD!This antique 9ct Gold engraved heart padlock pendant will make a timeless addition to any jewellery collection. Sweet and symbolic, this Victorian heart padlock is steeped with romantic sentiment. Originally gifted as a token to women by their partners who would be away for extended periods of time, who would carry the key with them until they were reunited, it was a way of displaying that your heart was with another man.
This Victorian engraved pendant is crafted from buttery 9ct Gold, with whimsical engravings of acanthus leaves adorning her front. With her lock still perfectly functioning, you can use this Victorian Gold padlock to secure a curb bracelet around your wrist, or take advantage of her jump-ring to thread her onto a pendant chain!
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901)
MEASUREMENTS: Heart Padlock is 28mm long, including. jump-ring.
Heart padlock itself is 20mm long x 13mm wide.
MATERIALS: Tests as 9ct Gold throughout.
STAMPS: 'HWLD' Makers Mark & '9C' on the back of the padlock.
HALLMARKS: Since we have dated this piece as being made prior to 1950, a hallmark is not required in order for it to be sold in line with UK hallmarking legislation.
PACKAGING: Your order will be gift-wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.
VERY GOOD-EXCELLENT. This antique 9ct Gold engraved heart padlock pendant is in wonderful condition. The engravings on her front have remained crisp with no damage to note. The Gold is saturated throughout with only one small scratch on the hasp, but this is only noticeable under close inspection. The lock lever is slightly stiff to secure up and down, but once locked in you be assured she will not move. This engraved heart padlock pendant is bound to become your newest staple!